Set in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Lane surrounding Melbourne’s famous theatres and on the doorstep of the premier sporting and events precinct, Garden State Hotel is a sprawling four level venue where outside becomes in and new experiences begin.
From the unassuming façade, you’ll be surprised at the sheer size of the venue when you walk through the doors. With space to host more than 800 people, Garden State Hotel is a multi-levelled wonderland designed for good times. The sprawling tiered Beer Garden is the heart and soul of the hotel, but this is no ordinary beer garden that you’ll find in any old Melbourne CBD pub. Lush greenery and enormous ficus trees tower within the venue, seamlessly blending the outdoors in for a beer garden experience that will have you feeling as though you’re worlds away from Flinders Lane. If you’re searching for the best beer gardens Melbourne CBD has to offer, you need to pay us a visit.
And of course, all Flinders Lane pubs need a classic Public Bar, and ours serves as a vibrant community watering hole, serving thirsty patrons their favourite ales at after-work drinks and all weekend long. Down in the basement level, the Rose Garden provides a more intimate setting for cocktail lovers and an ideal location for catching up with friends. Enjoy one of the signature house cocktails inspired by the streets of Melbourne and expertly crafted here in one of the Melbourne CBD’s best bars.
If you’re after a reserved spot for groups of 20-45, the Beer Garden is your answer. Located In the centre of the venue and offering a mix of seated and standing spaces, the Beer Garden is the perfect location for more casual get togethers. Enjoy a full-service food and beverage package with exclusive waitstaff while you mingle with guests and soak up the atmosphere from the venue around you.
CAPACITY: 20 – 45 (standing)
Located on the top level, The Observatory is our premier function space boasting a private balcony with views of the enchanting Beer Garden below and twinkling lights of the city above. With exclusive lift access, private bar, bathrooms, projector, screen and dance floor, The Observatory is the ideal space for cocktail parties for 120 guests or seated events for up to 50.
CAPACITY: 50 (seated) – 120 (standing)
THE ROSE GARDEN
The Rose Garden is a vibrant, eclectic cocktail bar located on the basement level, accessible through Melbourne’s iconic AC/DC Lane and Duckboard Place or by descending through the Beer Gardens Melbourne above. Ideal for large stand-up events of up to 250 guests with extension into the Beer Garden tiers, the Rose Garden has exclusive lift access and comes equipped with private bar, projector, screen, dancefloor and terrace at the foot of the Beer Garden.
CAPACITY: 250 (standing)
Reminiscent of a contemporary New York grill, with its high ceilings, moody pendant lighting and raw wood metal detailing, the Garden Grill is our exclusive restaurant space. Connected by private staircase from the Rose Garden, or accessible via the Beer Garden ramp, the Garden Grill is ideal for special seated events and networking opportunities.
The alluring space can hold a maximum of 80 guests for a sit-down function, or 100 for cocktail style gatherings. Fancy indulging in freshly shucked oysters whilst sipping on quality drinks from our Aperitivo Bar? The Garden Grill is perfect for our live food stations.
CAPACITY: 80 (seated) – 100 (standing)
BALCONY DINING ROOM
Timber walls, warm pendant lighting and a large geometric mirror. The space comes equipped with private bathrooms, lift access, a mini bar, a wall-mounted plasma screen, and a private balcony (smoking permitted) with views down through the beer garden and public bar below and out into the twinkling lights of the city. A five or eight-course seasonal degustation menu is available in this space served with or without matched wines by our Sommelier. Speak to our functions team about hosting your next corporate or private lunch in the Balcony Dining Room.
CAPACITY: 20 (seated) – 30 (standing)